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posted Friday, November 9, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 45

EIGHTEEN MONTHS TO HISTORY: How the Minnesota marriage amendment was defeated - money, passion, allies
by Eric Ringham, Minnesota Public Radio,
Sasha Aslanian, Minnesota Public Radio

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Even as they stood amid the pizza boxes and other debris of an unsuccessful vigil at the State Capitol 18 months ago, Monica Meyer and her friends knew what they had to do.

The Republicans who controlled the Legislature had just approved placing a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage on the Minnesota ballot in November 2012. Meyer and other protesters had been camped in the Capitol corridors, chanting 'Love will prevail' and doing their best to keep the pressure up.

Although the protesters succeeded in making themselves an audible part of the debate, they had been unable to change the outcome. On a 70-62 vote, the House passed a bill the Senate had already approved.

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http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/11/09/marriage-how/


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